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Liveline Tuesday 26 November 2013

Remember, the Liveline Christmas Special will be broadcast live from Dublin's Duke Street on Christmas Eve. This is open to the public and we hope to see you all there.  



Bernie told us all about an issue she was having with a builder. She has paid him €5,200 in total and he has left her house in a state of rubble. She has tried to contact him but he is not returning any calls. She is facing Christmas with three children in a cloud of dust.

Another caller, Alan, also spoke about the trouble he was having with a very similar builder and we also heard the other side of the story as we spoke to Joe who told us that he wasn’t allowed to finish a job because, he said, he was a member of the Travelling community.

We spoke to Walter, Robert and Dan about the proposed strike by ESB workers. As an ESB employee, Dan is due to retire in 18 months time. He says there is no guarantee he will get his pension. If the pension fund goes, he will get €13 per week. Walter is already retired, having worked for ESB for 31 years, he says that the management are trying to offload the responsibility to the tax payer. Robert says that the people of Ireland should take their business somewhere else if this ESB strike comes off.  He is very vexed that ESB can hold the country to ransom coming up to Christmas particularly.

Tina told us that she is on a priority list with ESB (went on in 2008 when daughter started home dialysis after Kidney Transplant). She is worried about a proposed strike and that she can’t get any answers from ESB.

We spoke to Carmel and Derek who had offers for Fiver Friday which is coming up on the 6th of December. Carmel was offering singing lessons and Derrick was offering a sledge – all for a fiver.


Stung by a builder

Stung by a builder

Bernie thought she'd found a great builder to do her extension; now she's thousands of euro out of pocket and living in a building site; other builders offer advice

ESB pensions

ESB pensions

Arguments for and against the threatened industrial action by ESB workers over the massive deficit in their pension

Fiver Friday

Fiver Friday

Offers on traditional music classes in Sligo and old-fashioned children's wagons from Wicklow


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